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Beach Inspection Program 
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Please note: The above map may not display accurate icons for a short time after any update. The charts below listing advisories and warnings are updated instantly by DES Beach Program staff.

Sampling at coastal beaches will begin May 27th. Sampling at freshwater beaches will being June 16th.

For beach details, sampling results, and advisory details, conduct a OneStop search.

Summary reports of 2013 sampling and advisories are available at: http://des.nh.gov/organization/divisions/water/wmb/beaches/beach_reports/index.htm.

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For explanations about advisories and procedures, please visit the Beach Advisories page: http://des.nh.gov/organization/divisions/water/wmb/beaches/advisories.htm.


Cyanobacteria Lake Warnings

Lakes without designated beaches or areas of a lake away from a designated beach are issued cyanobacteria lake warnings when a large algae bloom is observed. Lakes with cyanobacteria warnings are re-inspected weekly.

Start Date of WarningDescription of WarningCurrent Warning
08/12/2014SHOWELL POND, SANDOWN --CYANOBACTERIA WARNING: A possible toxin-producing cyanobacteria (blue-green algae) bloom has been spotted appearing as green, cloudy water throughout the pond. Please be advised conditions can change and bloom conditions may appear elsewhere on the pond. Pond users should avoid contact with the water in areas experiencing cyanobacteria bloom conditions and keep pets out. Y
09/05/2014HUNKINS POND, SANBORNTON --CYANOBACTERIA WARNING: A possible toxin-producing cyanobacteria (blue-green algae) bloom has been spotted appearing as green, cloudy water throughout the pond. Please be advised conditions can change and bloom conditions may appear elsewhere on the pond. Pond users should avoid contact with the water in areas experiencing cyanobacteria bloom conditions and keep pets & livestock out of the water.Y


Current Beach Advisories

Advisories are updated daily during the swim season. Beaches are only listed here if the most recent fecal bacteria or cyanobacteria sample analysis exceeded state standards. Results are available through the OneStop database.

 There are currently no beaches with fecal bacteria warnings issued in the State of New Hampshire.


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